Roy L. “Vernie” Damron


    Roy L. “Vernie” Damron of Sullivan, Missouri was born in Illinois, on October 23, 1939 to Charles Frances and Velta Irene (Burlison) Damron and  passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at the age of 80 years.


    He honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corp. After his honorable discharge, Roy worked in the construction industry and as a mechanic. He then worked for the former Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, Missouri for 23 years, retiring in 1992.
    Roy married Dawn Rae Helferstay on June 21, 1996 in Union, Missouri. They were blessed with 24 years of marriage together.
    Roy was a man who would help anyone in need. He was also a lifelong learner, researcher and read up on many different subjects. He was especially interested in information concerning his health. Roy enjoyed tinkering with anything and could always be found working on a car. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was on both pool and bowling leagues.
    Roy attended the Full Gospel Assembly of God in Sullivan, Missouri.
    He is survived by his wife, Dawn Damron of Sullivan, Missouri; three daughters, Sheryl Musgrove of Houston, Texas, Stacie Engel and husband Thomas of Owensville, Missouri and Stephanie Damron-Whipple of Alton, Illinois; four step children, Daniel Lisenburg of Anchorage, Alaska, Susan Shimkovitz and husband Bryan of Wichita, Kansas, Dwayne Gamache of Mississippi and Richard Whitten of Alabama; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, plus one more on the way; a host of step grandchildren and great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Damron of Young, Arizona and Gene Damron of Arkanas; five sisters, Kathy Paine of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Dorothy McKim and husband Jack of Snowflake, Arizona, Cindy Conner and husband Harold of Young, Arizona, Wilma Crossin of Illinois and Barb McKimm and husband Duane of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noo on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Full Gospel Assembly of God in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the Full Gospel Assembly of God in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Ryan Martin officiating. The service concluded with full military honors.
    Interment was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at the Mount Hebron Cemetery in Goreville, Illinois.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.